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Black Footed Wild Cat

Unread postby Henk » Mon May 04, 2009 10:00 am

I read about this cat over the weekend and was wondering if any of you had sightings of them in our parks.

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Re: Black Footed Wild Cat

Unread postby Shidzidzii » Mon May 04, 2009 12:41 pm

I have seen one in Mapungubwe NP .

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Re: Black Footed Wild Cat

Unread postby big5spotter » Mon May 04, 2009 1:16 pm

Any pic's?
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Re: Black Footed Wild Cat

Unread postby Henk » Mon May 04, 2009 2:30 pm

This is one that I found on the internet.
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Re: Black Footed Wild Cat

Unread postby big5spotter » Mon May 04, 2009 2:32 pm

Thanks Henk
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Small-spotted cat

Unread postby michaelpr » Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:25 pm

Small-spotted cat / Black Footed cat / Anthill tiger / Felis Nigripes

Has anyone on this forum ever seen or taken a photo of the Small-spotted cat?
It must be very rare. I can't find a lot of photo's of it on the internet.
If you have some photo's, please post them.
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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread postby davejenny » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:21 pm

I've never heard of a small spotted cat with regard to African mammals - the closest cat that has small spots is the Black-footed Cat - maybe that's what you're wanting?

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread postby vanalder » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:04 am

According to AltaVista, it may be a genet.

http://www.altavista.com/image/results? ... &miwxh=all

Good luck in your search.

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:10 am

Felis nigripes / Small spotted cat / Black footed cat / Anthill tiger

Same animal. Rarely seen.

Not easy to spot ....
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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:13 am

On my trip to Mapungubwe there were posters asking about sightings of this lovely little cat. It looks very beautiful, but extremely shy.
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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread postby michaelpr » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:28 am

Yes, it seems that the small-spotted cat is the same as the Black-Footed cat:

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread postby Malealea » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:59 pm

small spotted cat???? Anyway a black footed cat does not exist in Ktruger, it is to wet and moist. It mainly occur in Semideserts or in Mountain Areas like the Maluti Mountains. this cat is a litle bit smaller then the African Wild cat. The african wild cat is the onlxy enemy.

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread postby Jembo » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:34 pm

In May this year we came across a Small Spotted Cat north of Kubu Island in Botswana, which was freshly run over. It was very yellow with the spots not that distinct. Will try to get photo taken by fellow traveller and post it here, not before 2mrw. Think it was a kitten.

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread postby Micetta » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:39 pm

Hi Jembo, welcome to the forum! :D

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Re: Small-spotted cat

Unread postby michaelpr » Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:48 pm

WOW! great sighting Jembo! I would love to see the photo(s)!


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